Shocking pictures have just been released of the unacceptable face of standing in the Football League Championship in 2012. No wonder the authorities feel the need to protect us from such thugs!

The unacceptable face of standing in 2012?

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Help keep these fans smiling!
Seriously though, these happy, smiling kids, mums, dads and grandads will be banned from standing at London Road as of May 2013 if Posh stay up and the government don't allow the club to run a trial of safe standing using rail seats. Apparently standing is unsafe and it puts off women and children. To quote the FA: safe standing "could dissuade female fans, younger supporters and families from attending matches". Tell that to these Posh fans!

You can help these families to carry on watching their club in the way they prefer - standing up - by urging your MP to sign EDM 573, which calls on the Government to permit a few small-scale trials of safe standing, e.g. at London Road, Peterborough. You might like to send him or her a link to these shocking pictures!